Manchester United can put their full focus on the Premier League title for a spell after they all but booked their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League last night.
A 2-0 win at home to Benfica, with an efficient display, has put Jose Mourinho's outfit on the brink of qualification with two games to spare.
There was a touch of fortune about their opening goal as Nemanja Matic's strike came off the back of the Benfica goalkeeper and over the line, while a Daley Blind penalty - Anthony Martial had earlier missed a spot kick - made sure of the win.
United now gear up for Sunday's key league meeting with current champions Chelsea.
Blues boss Antonio Conte is under even more pressure after last night's 3-0 defeat to Roma.
An indifferent run of form, and back to back Champions League games without a win for the Blues, has put Conte under more scrutiny and defeat to United in the league on Sunday could be costly.